Preventing Stains on Teeth

As the owner of the Laser & Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County, Inc., Dr. Monica Boniadi uses minimally invasive laser technologies wherever possible. In addition to employing lasers to treat gum disease and tooth decay, Monica Boniadi, DDS, offers patients laser whitening solutions for their teeth.

Laser teeth whitening combines in-office application of a peroxide bleaching solution with laser energy that “activates” the whitening process and speeds it up significantly. While whitening treatments reduce stains a great deal, they do not permanently keep teeth at a lighter shade. To ensure that teeth remain as white as possible, avoid over-consumption of beverages that cause stains, including red wine, coffee, and tea. A straw can help those who do drink these beverages regularly to avoid stains on the highly visible front teeth.

Another strategy involves rinsing or brushing the teeth directly after consuming tooth-staining beverages. Use of whitening toothpaste twice a week and proper oral hygiene that removes plaque are also important factors in ensuring that staining is kept to a minimum. Many patients who have undergone in-office laser whitening procedures also benefit from touch-up treatments every six to 12 months.

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The Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity

Dr. Monica Boniadi is a dentist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. Currently practicing in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Monica Boniadi earned her DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated with honors and was a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

Considered the country’s oldest fraternity for dentists, Delta Sigma Delta was founded in the early 1880s by Lou Mitchell and Chas Howard, two graduates of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The two students recognized the need for an honor society specific to dentists. They created the group as a way to bring together outstanding dentistry students, as well as to attract top-quality practitioners and teachers.

Delta Sigma Delta currently has undergraduate chapters in dental schools throughout the country, in addition to graduate chapters in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. The organization sponsors a number of professional programs, educational programs, and social functions for its members.